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Rule 14. Applications

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedArizona Rules of Probate ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Initiation of Probate Proceedings
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 14
Formerly cited as AZ ST PROB Rule 16
Rule 14. Applications
(a) Meaning of “Application.” An “application” is a written request authorized by statute made to a registrar in a probate proceeding, usually without advance notice to interested persons, to
(1) informally admit a will to probate or informally appoint a personal representative under A.R.S. §§ 14-3301 to 14-3311;
(2) informally appoint a special administrator under A.R.S. § 14-3614(1);
(3) issue a certificate of discharge under A.R.S. § 14-3937;
(4) informally appoint a personal representative to administer a later discovered asset under A.R.S. § 14-3938;
(5) grant a conservator the authority to exercise the powers and duties of a personal representative and endorse the conservator's letters under A.R.S. § 14-5425(D); or
(6) take any other action authorized by statute.
(b) Form of Application. An application must contain statements required by statute and must comply with Civil Rules 5.2(a), 5.2(b), 8(a), 8(e), 10(b), and 11.
(c) Action upon Application.
(1) By the Clerk. The clerk must file and retain the application, including any original will submitted with the application. Any amended application or subsequent petition relating to the same decedent must be filed under the same case number as that assigned to the prior application.
(2) By the Registrar. The probate registrar must promptly approve or deny the application. When the registrar denies an application, the registrar must file a statement with reasons for the denial and provide a copy of the statement to the applicant.
(d) Notice. The applicant must provide timely notice as required by statute and must file proof of having given notice with the court.
(e) Objection to Application. Any interested person who opposes the relief requested in an application must file a petition.


Added Aug. 29, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 14, AZ ST PROB Rule 14
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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